Diabetic Retinopathy by Jean Daniel ArbourDiabetic Retinopathy by Jean Daniel Arbour

Diabetic Retinopathy

byJean Daniel Arbour, Pierre Labelle

Paperback | February 28, 2014

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Preface by Andrée Boucher, M.D.
Approximately 2.4 million Canadians suffer from diabetes and are likely to develop diabetic retinopathy. This disease of the retina caused by diabetes affects 99 percent of people with type 1 diabetes and 60 percent of those with type 2 diabetes in the first 20 years after the onset of diabetes. The World Health Organization (WHO) anticipates an alarming increase in the number of people with diabetic retinopathy in the not-so-distant future, as the worldwide diabetic population is expected to double by 2030—to more than 360 million people. Early detection has thus become a major issue in the fight against diabetic retinopathy, especially since very effective treatments are available that can not only slow progression of the disease but also even restore lost vision in many cases.
Written in simple and clear language, by doctors, this book can help in understanding the signs and symptoms of diabetic retinopathy. It looks at the main risk factors and prevention measures for diabetic retinopathy and explains in detail how the disease is diagnosed, what treatments are available and how one can live well with the disease on a day-to-day basis. It also briefly describes recent developments in research that are opening the way for new therapeutic approaches.

Dr. Jean Daniel Arbour heads the ophthalmology department of the faculty of medicine at the University of Montreal, where he is also associate professor.After receiving his M.D. from the University of Montreal, Dr. Arbour interned in general surgery, specialized in ophthalmology and then went to Harvard University in the United States ...
Title:Diabetic RetinopathyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:February 28, 2014Publisher:Annika ParanceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:2923830164

ISBN - 13:9782923830162

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Table of Contents

Understanding diabetic retinopathy
What is diabetic retinopathy?
How the eye and the retina work
How we see

Forms and symptoms of diabetic retinopathy
Nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy
Proliferative diabetic retinopathy
One person's story

Causes and risk factors
Cause of diabetic retinopathy
Risk factors
One person's story

Early detection
Comprehensive eye examination
Fundus photography
Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
Fluorescein angiography
One person's story

Prevention and treatment
Preventing or slowing the progression of diabetic retinopathy
Treating diabetic retinopathy
One person's story

Living with diabetic retinopathy
Low vision rehabilitation
Vision aids and other useful products
Adapting the home
Adapting the workplace
Getting around
Help from family and friends

Specialized psychosocial services
One person's story

Treatments of the future
Future drugs
Future antiangiogenic therapies
Gene therapy
Stem cell transplantation

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